She was born Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1909, in Colbert to John William and Minnie Rebecca (Lee) Gentry. She married Jasper Grisham Oct. 2, 1932, in Colbert. She was a lifelong resident of Bryan County. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed all the book of Psalms. She has nearly every chapter marked in her Bible. There are no other chapters or verses marked. She was baptized while attending the Pearson Church of Christ in 1929 at the age of 20. She had polio when she was 5 years old. She had a disability but was still energetic, even running her wheelchair around the nursing home two weeks before her death, with her one useful hand, at the age of 94. She had 11 brothers and sisters. Four brothers and one sister were deaf. The boys were sent to Sulphur Deaf School. Although she wasn't deaf, she went with them. They spoke a language all their own. She still spoke the same way even after all her brothers and sister were gone. She went through life with one useful hand and one good leg. She and Jasper had a loving marriage. She loved everyone she met, and pretty soon that person learned her name was "Honey." She loved the Lord and talked about Jesus. She would use the deaf sign for love and put her hand over her heart and say, "I love Jesus." Her nickname was Butterfly, an appropriate name for a sweet lady.
She was proceded in death by her parents, 11 of her siblings and husband in 1971.
She is survived by her nephews John Allen Gentry, Denison, Texas, Melvin Gentry, Richardson, Texas; nieces Birtie Jenkins, Colbert, Ruby Waits, Colbert, and Wynell Perkins, Plano, Texas.
Coffey-Murray Funeral Home handled the arrangements.